Jess Hill will headline a first-time event in Newcastle this month.
The highly-acclaimed journalist, author and speaker with a focus on social issues and gendered violence, will lead a panel of experts through a range of topics including coercive control, consent, financial abuse, and family and domestic violence.
Changemaker Newcastle will take place at City Hall on Thursday 14 September.
The inaugural two-hour community event is the brainchild of Zahra Foundation in conjunction with Jenny’s Place.
The gathering’s designed to equip the community, corporate private and public sector people to be “changemakers” within their communities.
Hill will be joined on stage by Jenny’s Place operations manager Stacey Gately and Zahra Foundation NSW program coordinator Natalie Cowper.
The trio is set to shed light on the positive impact of providing pathways to education, training, and employment for women; economically empowering them, and ultimately breaking the cycle of violence.
Topics include policy innovation, robust conversations, and the confidence to speak openly regarding family and domestic violence.
The event also serves as an opportunity for community members to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals, providing a chance to form partnerships that can lead to community development initiatives.
Tickets to the Changemaker event are $40 each and include canapes and drinks.
The event will run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
“Zahra Foundation Australia’s Changemaker event is an opportunity for everyone in Newcastle – individuals, businesses, community organizations and sporting clubs – to learn how they can be a part of ending gendered violence and ensuring every woman is safe, financially secure and able to pursue their goals for themselves and their children,” Zahra Foundation CEO Kelly-Ann Tansley said.
Bookings can be via the Zahra Foundation Australia website.
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